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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 12:46

doc- I hope that's your share of rubbish times well and truly over for a long time, and that you find the bracelet. 

KEF - frankly, it was an insult to weasels calling him that....

GWRS - I always saved MrT's page till I'd had a skim too - it was my favourite bit, although I love James A Sinclair's writing. I think he's fantastic -  so witty    

Hosta - have you used the new camera yet? We're waiting ......

 After saying yesterday I hadn't seen a single chaffinch since I moved back here -  there was one in the birdcage when I came home for lunch  

Back to the salt mines for me. See you all later 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 12:40

The other shrub I had was a Spirea 'Snowmound'  Jo. It was perfectly happy there. About 6 to 8 feet from the trunk. 

A good whack of manure  to retain the moisture and shrubs will be fine. You have similar rainfall as I do. I had a whole border from my tree running back to the house, and a hornbeam hedge along the boundary. The tree was at the junction of the two next to the front gate. I loved my sycamore - the colour in autumn was glorious and it was a stunning shape. The birds had good cover and perching places too   

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:07

I think they'd be ideal Jo. Anything tough and evergreen would do the job, but shrubs with berries would be best. Cotoneaster would be fine there. Keeping enough moisture there might be the biggest issue, but I had a sycamore round the corner and had plenty of stuff under it. The high rainfall helped, so you should be ok too! 

Removing Topsoil

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 08:04

I'd have said the same gfSteve, as 1.5 tons isn't actually that much once you start shovelling, but the OP has a new build garden so there may not be any borders etc to put the soil in. 

The freecycle thing might be worth trying, or even gumtree as it's your local area. Even an advert in a local shops if that's possible. 

Hope you have some success. Neighbours can be a pain at times.


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:56

A bit like you Dove - the thumb catch is a nuisance sometimes. I bought a new pair this summer and they're quite stiff, which I find tricky because of my useless wrists. Have to use the other hand to undo it. I often use the old, blunt Wilkinson Sword ones instead    

I give mine a quick squirt of WD40 every time I put them away which stops them locking. 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 07:50

Morning and afternoon lovely people 

Don't want to be political, but that sneering little weasel of a man's standing on a building site and I've just had my porridge. Hope it stays down 

Is the end in sight now W'song? 

These fires must be terrifying Pat. Water and fire - the two things in nature we have very little power over when they're at their strongest. 

The way my knees are going, I think I'll mostly be held together with stretchy nylon and hinges in future....

Off for a quick look round before work. Have a good day 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:42

I'm off too. See you all tomorrow 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:19

I'll try Panda. Ayr's about half an hour south west of me 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:54


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:28

Beech gets very dense - I would never plant it more closely than 15 " apart, 18"  would be better especially if it's a staggered row.

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